Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This is an interview with Joris van Rossum, who is a publishing consultant, and Lois Jones, peer review manager at the American Psychological Association (APA). The proposal is that a shared taxonomy of peer review is needed. The reason is "the emergence of new review models which are loosely labelled as ‘open peer review’." These have been defined differently by different agencies. All very fine, and here is the new taxonomy. Just one problem: a large class of what we would call 'open peer review' is reclassified as 'post publication commenting'. But this, I think, has a very different meaning and is, a cynic might say, a diminuation of open peer review being proposed to protect the interests of commercial publishers.

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